The bluray is good, a noticeable uptick in audio and video rez from the now ancient DVD, but there are still no extras and this film has an epic production story. Just read Art Linson's book and later film "What Just Happened," to find out the ridiculousness that went on behind the scenes, mostly concerning Baldwin's beard. Apparently from this and his current Viking Capital One ads Baldwin likes beards.
Isn't this film old enough that we can finally get the story without hurt feelings or impacting Baldwin's current gig as corporate whore.
Anyways, I consider The Edge to have temporarily closed the book on wilderness adventure movies. Not a frequently visited genre anymore, and strangely after this movie (it wasnt a hit) because this pretty much covers the philosophical, primal struggle of man in the wilderness. Not much left to cover on the subject. Top notch writing from Mamet with near every other line quotable, career peak acting from Hopkins and Baldwin (before he switched into permanent Jack Donaghey mode), Jerry Goldsmith's chilling response to John Williams' Jaws score and Tamahori's absolute best directing effort of his spotty career.
If you haven't seen The Edge because it always looked like two dudes in a Hemmingway impression fight to the death, than you have been missing a great film. Instead of watching the latest slog of bloated budget awfulness, give this not too old survival flick a chance, they don't get much better.